Associations Offer Help to Sheriffs Handling North Dakota Protest

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As police forces in rural North Dakota deal with a potentially long-term protest, two sheriffs’ associations have offered their services to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department—just in case it needs additional help. Police officials in North Dakota are calling in the reserves, while looking to maintain order during a sustained protest involving the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline.

Trade Group: Driverless Trucks Could Solve Oil-Shipping Crisis

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With oil-rich North Dakota raising fresh shipping concerns, the Central North American Trade Corridor Association hopes to make use of driverless semi-trucks to ease the shipment of oil along a key transport route. It might sound like a crazy idea, but the Central North American Trade Corridor Association is considering the possibilities. 83 is North Dakota, which is currently struggling with the supply chain headaches caused by an oil boom.

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Neurologist Shortages Widespread in U.S., Alzheimer’s Association Warns

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The gaps were most significant in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. According to new research released at an association event, neurological care is struggling to keep up with the demand in 20 states. The care gap is seen as an opportunity to both expand service and better educate primary care physicians on neurological issues.

Railroad Group Says Oil Shipments Hurting Passengers

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The route covers a sparsely populated region of the country (including North Dakota and Montana) where people have limited transit options, according to the group. More details: The root problem: Since 2008, when North Dakota hit what was then its pipeline limit, the state’s oil producers have relied on trains to ship oil. 536K The number of riders that Amtrak’s Empire Builder serviced in fiscal 2013, according to NARP.

Midwest Association Group’s Rebrand: Call Us “Associations North”

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Associations North , the new name for the long-running Midwest Society of Association Executives, reflects an effort by the 1,200-member group (which focuses on executives in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota) to simplify its branding. The new name—Associations North—is succinct, clear and approachable,” Associations North 2016-17 Chair Ann Kvaal told Prairie Business magazine. “It Minnesota is the North Star State, in case you were wondering.).

Native American, First Nations Tribes Join Forces in Pipeline Fight

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Last week, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe gathered for a broad protest in North Dakota against another major project: the Dakota Access Pipeline. More than 50 indigenous nations have joined forces in a coordinated attempt to fight the construction of massive oil pipelines that would extend through Canada and part of the United States. The collaboration highlights a growing level of coordination between the nations.

Hemp Industry Brings Momentum to Annual History Week

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Canadian hemp crops, she says, could easily move into North Dakota and other border states, and the equipment used for farming other crops could be used to cultivate hemp. Riding a wave of recent legislative success, the Hemp Industries Association hopes to turn the tide even further in its favor with its fifth annual Hemp History Week. For decades, industrial hemp was off the market in the United States. Until last October, that is.

As One Internet Tax Battle Ends, Talk of Another Heats Up

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North Dakota , that effectively banned the practice. As part of a deal that led to the passage of the Internet Tax Freedom Act last month, Congress will take a fresh look at online sales-tax legislation. But state governments that have been waiting to collect taxes for more than two decades are ready to take matters into their own hands. It’s a battle nearly as old as the internet itself. Now, thanks to a new law passed last month, the conflict is flaring up once again.

Supreme Court to Review Colorado “Amazon Tax” Law

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North Dakota decision. Acting on a petition from the Direct Marketing Association, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case challenging a Colorado law that requires out-of-state companies to tell consumers what sales tax they owe, even though they don’t have to collect it. The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) will get its day in the nation’s highest court.

Oil-Spill Regulations for Trains Irk Industry, Environmentalists

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More details: About the problem: With the increase in shipments of the allegedly highly explosive crude oil that’s drilled from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale formation, accidents involving oil tankers have become more frequent in recent months. 102 k The approximate number of DOT-111 rail tank cars currently in service, according to the Railway Supply Institute.

Associations at Odds Over Proposed Massachusetts Ban on Noncompete Clauses

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California is one of just two states (along with North Dakota) that ban noncompete clauses in most cases. “We 61 % The increase in court decisions regarding noncompete agreements between 2002 and 2012, according to a study conducted for the Wall Street Journal by the law firm Beck Reed Riden LLP. Such agreements are common for CEOs; 78.7 percent of chief executive contracts included such a clause in 2010.

Defense Lawyers Group to Track Developing Law on Drones

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An early case: In June 2011, North Dakota resident Rodney Brossart became the first person arrested with the help of a drone, the result of a 16-hour standoff in which Brossart threatened to kill police officers who entered his property. With little law on the books about the proper use of drones in fighting crime, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is working to start the conversation with a new information center. Talk about getting in front of a major issue.

Luggage Tags and Breath Mints: How MSAE Refreshed Itself As Associations North

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Angela Kisskeys, Associations North. Most associations wouldn’t risk offending or confusing their members by giving them air freshener and breath mints, but earlier this year the Midwest Society of Association Executives handed out plenty of both to members in celebration of their “fresh,” new name, Associations North. AK: Associations North has a great story to tell, but our logo and brand identity didn’t speak to our audience.

Supreme Court to Review Colorado “Amazon Tax” Law

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North Dakota decision. Acting on a petition from the Direct Marketing Association, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case challenging a Colorado law that requires out-of-state companies to tell consumers what sales tax they owe, even though they don’t have to collect it. The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) will get its day in the nation’s highest court.

Advocacy Do’s and Don’ts

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percent) of the 910 North American association leaders who responded to our survey told us that news about “lobbying/advocacy efforts” was highly important to them. Angela Kisskeys , marketing and communications manager, Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) , which represents associations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, said her organization doesn’t lobby directly unless the issue impacts the overall operations of non-profits.

Here Come the Drones: Industry Groups Talk Up FAA’s Unmanned Device Tests

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Among the picks was a trio of schools—University of Alaska, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Virginia Tech— as well as the state of Nevada, Griffiss International Airport in New York state, and the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The Federal Aviation Administration’s recent announcement of drone test sites gave six areas a big boost as the unmanned aerial vehicle industry’s future unfolds.

Illinois Ruling Throws Wrench Into ‘Amazon Tax’ Dispute

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North Dakota , actually was a catalyst for Amazon’s founding and the rise of performance marketing in general. Amazon''s Impetus All these court decisions might sound a bit esoteric, but they could have a big impact. Why’s that? Well, a 1992 Supreme Court decision, Quill v.

Journalism Groups Join Forces to Highlight Press Freedom Issues

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Among them: Reporters who were arrested during Inauguration Day protests , a Guardian correspondent who was assaulted by a Montana congressional candidate , and journalists covering the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota who were arrested and charged with crimes. The newly launched U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, backed by two dozen media organizations, plans to draw attention to incidents where journalists have been suppressed or even attacked for doing their jobs.

Groups at Center of Standing Rock Protests Respond to Pipeline Decision

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The ongoing protests in North Dakota against a controversial pipeline took a dramatic turn on Sunday, when the U.S. With President-elect Trump set to take office in 47 days, we are hopeful that this is not the final word on the Dakota Access Pipeline.”. The U.S. Army’s decision to block the building of a pipeline near the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe adds a new wrinkle to an ongoing fight.